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Loch Lomond Original

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@RantavahtiReview by @Rantavahti

13th Apr 2016


Loch Lomond Original
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Loch Lomond Single Malt comes from the Highland region and has no age statement. The distillery has released 7 different malts under various names, and some blended whiskies as well.

I read somewhere that Loch Lomond was the favorite whisky of Captain Haddock (character in Tintin). So that's why the title. I really can't come up with more words, the whisky is too mediocre.

Nose: Reminds me of grainy blends a bit. Creamy with cereal notes and oak stepping up a bit. Light but harsh. Some caramel and leather in the mix as well.

Taste: More pleasant than the aromas, yet one-sided. Sweet with barley and honey notes. Small hints of pepper and mint. Definitely the best part.

Finish: Cereal is present again. Length is good but again, one-sided. Biscuit notes and spices in a flat finish.

Balance: Quite dull whisky, not interesting enough for a single malt. Price is low, though.

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Ol_Jas commented

I had a bottle of this once. (It was an impulse "hey, I never saw that back home in the US" kinda pick when I was in Scotland in 2010.) It was gross. I remember nicknaming it something like "industrial floral rot." Definitely not worth hauling back home.

It was the reason I started blending stuff together at home, though, which has turned out to be fun and valuable. The continual lesson is that peaty stuff can mask almost anything.

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Rantavahti commented

Sounds a bit like the Loch Lomond I had!

8 years ago 0

Nozinan commented

SO what does one do with the left over 700 cc from the bottle?

8 years ago 0

Rantavahti commented

@Nozinan Drink it, neat or mixed with something peated like @OlJas suggested. For me, this would be decent enough not to mix with anything, if I had a whole bottle. Fortunately it was my friend's bottle I sampled.

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